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Pacific Media Watch is compiled for Asia Pacific Report as a regional media freedom and educational resource by a network of journalists, students, stringers and commentators.

COMMENT: By Scott Waide Senior EMTV journalist and bureau chief Scott Waide in Papua New Guinea's second city Lae this week called time on his...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Those most at-risk of serious illness or death from covid-19 are frequently targeted with misinformation, reports Stuff. Produced by Stuff in partnership...

EDITORIAL: By the PNG Post-Courier Ten years ago, a dinghy carrying 5 medical research institute scientists disappeared in Papua New Guinea's West New Britain waters. The...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk A new poll shows nearly two out of three New Zealanders want the border to remain closed until at least 90...

EDITORIAL: By the Fiji Times editor-in-chief Fred Wesley Fiji's Assistant Minister for iTaukei Affairs Selai Adimaitoga said quite a lot on Friday in her end...

Pacific Media Network News National Pacific Radio Trust has won a year's funding from NZ On Air’s Public Interest Journalism Fund to enhance its reporting...

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says it is very disturbed by the “11 journalism rules” that the Taliban announced at a meeting...

By Colin Peacock, RNZ Mediawatch presenter Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks prompted the US to invade Afghanistan, the Taliban announced they have taken the...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk New Zealand's largest and most influential newspaper has warned the country against "lockdown fatigue" as the major city Auckland entered its...

FLASHBACK: By David Robie When I arrived at my office at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji on the morning of 12 September...

New Zealand journalist Charlotte Bellis asks a key question about women's rights in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover during spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid's first media...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Publicly, the Taliban have undertaken to protect journalists and respect press freedom but the reality in Afghanistan is completely different, says...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on the Taliban to immediately cease harassing and attacking journalists for their work, allow...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk The #HoldTheLine (#HTL) Coalition has welcomed the dismissal of a cyber-libel charge against Rappler CEO and founder Maria Ressa in the...

By David Robie Pacific journalism educators are worried that the global covid pandemic has threatened media development programmes in a vast region of island microstates...

Journalists already under threat of military arrest, jail and torture in Myanmar are now fronting a covid-19 national crisis as the virus rips through...

EDITORIAL: By the editorial board of The Jakarta Post After chairing a cabinet ministers meeting on July 13, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said the 20th...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk French President Emmanuel Macron said this week that Paris owed “a debt” to French Polynesia over nuclear tests conducted in the...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has warned the news media that the country's emergency powers enable the government to target...

By Gaby Baizas in Manila What started out as a simple image has inspired Filipino artists across the nation to "stand up" for what they...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk In the wake of this week's revelations about the Pegasus spyware, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and two journalists with French and...

RNZ Mediawatch The first tranche of the New Zealand government’s $55 million Public Interest Journalism Fund has been allocated - against a backdrop of criticism...